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Former NBA star's lavish birthday gifts for 'friend for life' Kim Jong-un may have violated international sanctions imposed on North Korea

Defiant North Korea injects fuel into rocket

North Korea was today injecting liquid fuel into the rocket it intends to send into space soon.

Obama warns North Korea over long-range rocket launch

Warning North Korea from its doorstep, President Barack Obama said Pyongyang risks deepening its isolation in the international community if it proceeds with a planned long-range rocket launch.

Barack Obama to visit demilitarised zone in Korea

Amid new tension with North Korea over a planned rocket launch, President Barack Obama plans to visit the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea at the start of an international trip next week, the White House said.

Regime living in fear of threat from Kim's secret son

It is the bright red Korean lettering adorning the top of one of the drab grey buildings that marks out the heavily guarded compound in Warsaw as unusual. "Great Leader Comrade Kim Il-sung will be with us forever!" it reads.

Kim Pyong-il hoped to succeed his father, Kim il-Sung (pictured)

Left out in the cold: the man who would be Kim

Kim Pyong-il, once viewed as North Korea's next leader, now lives in diplomatic exile in Poland. Shaun Walker goes in search of the secretive heir on the streets of Warsaw

The discussions with North Korea’s new government (new leader Kim Jong Un pictured) is ready to agree to steps demanded by Washington and Pyongyang’s neighbours to restart disarmament talks

US and North Korea talk food and 'other topics'

The US and North Korea resumed talks yesterday that had been delayed by the death of North Korea's long-time leader Kim Jong-il two months ago, with the US envoy saying he and his counterpart covered US food aid and other topics.

US and North Korea resume talks

The United States and North Korea resumed talks today delayed by the death of North Korea's longtime leader Kim Jong Il two months ago, with the US envoy saying he and his counterpart covered US food aid and other topics.

North threatens 'merciless' attack

South Korea conducted live-fire military exercises near its disputed sea border with North Korea yesterday despite Pyongyang's threat to respond with a "merciless" attack.

North Korea threatens 'merciless' action over drills

North Korea today threatened to launch "merciless" strikes against South Korea over its planned live-fire drills near their disputed sea border.

North Korean soldiers march and carry a portrait of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a military parade at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang

New North Korean leader following in his father's goose steps

Goose-stepping soldiers marched by the memorial palace for North Korea's late leaders as Kim Jong-un yesterday presided over a military birthday commemoration for his father.

Birthday turns into memorial for North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

North Korea commemorated Kim Jong-il's 70th birthday today with the flowers that bear his name, a military parade and pledges of loyalty to the son who has taken his place.

New book on the eldest son of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il

Why I fear for the future of North Korea

Kim Jong-nam, son of the Asian nation's late leader and half-brother of the new one, opens his heart in a new book. By David McNeill

New book on the eldest son of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il

The real North Korea by Kim's forsaken son

When Kim Jong-il's presumed heir was shunned, his life changed forever. David McNeill sifts exclusive extracts from a new book that explains why he believes his half-brother's fledgling reign is doomed

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